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I'm having lower left abdominal pain and it goes into my lower left back what could it be?

I'm having lower left abdominal pain and it goes into my lower left back what could it be?

Many causes: This could be a kidney stone, but also could be diverticulitis, atypical presentation of appendicitis, and if you are female, could be an infection or tubal pregnancy. See a doctor and get checked as soon as possible. Good luck! ...Read more

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Belly Pain (Definition)

Belly pain is also known as Abdominal pain. Abdominal pain is pain that you feel anywhere between your chest and groin. This is often referred to as the stomach region or belly. Almost everyone experiences pain in the abdomen at one time or another. Most of the time, it is not caused by a serious medical problem. There are many organs in the abdomen. Pain in the abdomen can originate from any one of them, including: Organs related to digestion -- the end of the esophagus, stomach, small and large intestines, liver, gallbladder, and pancreas The aorta -- a large blood vessel that runs straight down the inside of the abdomen The appendix -- an organ in the lower right abdomen that no longer serves much function The kidneys -- two bean-shaped organs that lie deep within the abdominal cavity The spleen -- an organ involved in blood maintenance and infection control However, the pain may start from somewhere else -- like your chest or pelvic area. You may also have a generalized infection, such as the flu or strep throat, that affects many parts of your body. The intensity of the pain does not always reflect the seriousness of the condition causing the pain. Severe abdominal pain can be from mild conditions, such as gas or the cramping of viral gastroenteritis. On the other hand, relatively mild pain or no pain may be present with life-threatening conditions, such as cancer of the ...Read more


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I have lower left abdominal pain and loss of appetite, what's the problem?

I have lower left abdominal pain and loss of appetite, what's the problem?

Don't know...: Possibilities include pregnancy, tubal problems, endometriosis, ovarian cysts, infections, colon issues, diverticulitis, tumors, etc, muscle strains, herniae... You should see your md who will do a thorough exam, take a good history and maybe order some studies. Most things are very straight forward but some can be serious and are best addressed sooner than later. Feel better soon. ...Read more

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Hi for the past 2 days I have been getting diarrohea as soon as i eat anything. Today I have had lower left abdominal pain. I don't feel ill, afebrile?

Hi for the past 2 days I have been getting diarrohea as soon as i eat anything. Today I have had lower left abdominal pain. I don't feel ill, afebrile?

LLQ pain: Llq pain be caused by a multitude of things. It could diverticular disease, kidney stone, bladder distension, pelvic pain, ectopic pregnancy. Avoid mild for now. Watch for increased pain, fever, vomiting, black or red stools. Two days of diarrhea are not necessary a red flag for the more serious things I have mentioned.Try a brat diet for a few days ( bananas, rice, apple sauce and toast) low fibe. ...Read more

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I've been cramping for weeks and have lower left abdominal pain that also occurred on the right, what can be the cause?

I've been cramping for weeks and have lower left abdominal pain that also occurred on the right, what can be the cause?

Many things...: Possibilities include pregnancy, tubal problems, endometriosis, ovarian cysts, infections, colon issues, diverticulitis, tumors, etc, muscle strains, herniae... You should see your gynecologist who will do a thorough exam, take a good history and maybe order some studies. ...Read more

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Have had sour smelling yellow discharge, lower left abdominal pain, and now orange blood a week after period ended. what could this be?

Have had sour smelling yellow discharge, lower left abdominal pain, and now orange blood a week after period ended. what could this be?

Vaginitis or PID?: You need to provide more information and need an examination to best determine the cause of your symptoms. It cold be due to a vaginal or uterine infection depending on your risk for an STI. If your symptoms are persisting or recur, I suggest seeing a clinician who can examine you and perform additional testing if needed. Take Care! ...Read more

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Lower left abdominal pain after first child, back after second child. Now on right side and lower abdomen above pelvis. Worse with period/full bladder?

Lower left abdominal pain after first child, back after second child. Now on right side and lower abdomen above pelvis. Worse with period/full bladder?

Pubic bone : Sometimes in pregnant women, will have separation of the pubic bone that causes pain and discomfort. This will recur with each pregnancy and results when the Progesterone causes weakening of the ligament. It may last after pregnancy in a few patients and cause more pain. Still, if this isn't the cause, you should talk to your doctor to find out what is going on. ...Read more

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What causes severe lower left abdominal pain?

What  causes severe lower left abdominal pain?

Stone/diverticulitis: Here is the list - diverticulitis, kidney stone, hernia, constipation, gas, bladder infection, inflammatory bowel disease, and more... See your physician - they'll get things figured out. ...Read more

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Lower left abdominal pain?

Lower left abdominal pain?

More info?: Is it sharp or achy? Is it every time or only sometimes? What type? How long does it last? Anything make it better? Anything make it worse? Does food affect the pain? Have you had any surgery ? How long has it been there? Have you tried any medications? Did they work? Did you injure yourself? Pulled muscle etc? Has anyone done any studies? Need a bit more info? Any nausea? Fevers? ...Read more

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I am a 41 year old man. What could my lower left abdominal pain be?

I am a 41 year old man. What could my lower left abdominal pain be?

Many possibilities: Many different problems can cause left lower abdominal pain, some minor (irritable bowel), some serious (diverticulitis, kidney stones, colon cancer). In order to get to the bottom of this, a complete history must be taken, followed by a careful physical exam, lab tests, and other tests which may include x-rays and/or endoscopy. Please make an appointment to see your primary care doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Katharine Cox
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Pregnancy (Definition)

If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more


Dr. Barry Rosen
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Abdominal Pain (Definition)

Abdominal pain is pain that you feel anywhere between your chest and groin. This is often referred to as the ...Read more